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Kids Count and Tow Trucks: Wednesday’s Show (July 22, 2015)

The latest Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation was released Tuesday. The annual publication assesses child well-being by state, and, once again this year, the report ranks Texas low based on economic, educational and healthcare data, among other metrics. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with research associate Jennifer Lee […]


The latest Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation was released Tuesday. The annual publication assesses child well-being by state, and, once again this year, the report ranks Texas low based on economic, educational and healthcare data, among other metrics.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with research associate Jennifer Lee from the Center for Public Policy Priorities, the home of the Texas Kids Count Project, about the latest data and how it compares to what we’ve seen in previous years.

Then, we focus on health issues kids face in Texas with Dr. Bethanie Van Horne from the Children’s Learning Institute at UTHealth, and Dr. Christopher Greeley, a Professor of Pediatrics at UTHealth Science Center. They’re co-authors of research published this month in the journal Hospital Pediatrics, in which they tracked the causes of pediatric hospitalizations in Texas. 

Also this hour: We learn about the rules and regulations set by the State of Texas and the City of Houston associated with tow trucks, how those rules are enforced and what rights you have before, during and after your car is towed.

Plus: Maggie Martin introduces us to a fourth generation portrait photographer based here in Houston, in the latest installment in our family business series.

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